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Extremes in Commodity Currencies

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We often trade the difference between Canadian dollar and Aussie as a pair using futures or ETFs because of their rather high and positive correlation. The historical movement of a long Canada and short Aussie position has revealed a mean reversion characteristic. Currently, this spread is at an extreme that has been rarely been reached since 2012.

In order to capitalize on this, we can choose to trade a futures pair due to its simplicity and capital efficiency or we can choose to trade ETFs for smaller, customizable needs.

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